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weight regain, rebound and self loathing

The number one reason why diets fail?  👉🏾 the restriction is too much too soon for too long  I know this vicious cycle all too well.  As a #chronicdieter for DECADES, I paid a hefty price to hold an “average” weight (155lbs) with a higher body fat (29%) despite a shit ton of calorie restrictionContinue reading “weight regain, rebound and self loathing”

lifting weights and NOT seeing results?

Lifting weights and NOT seeing results? Are you constantly putting in the work but continue to feel like you’re not really seeing any reward? You’re not alone. Here’s the thing, for most of us…It’s not lack of effort. It’s not lack of consistency. It’s not lack of motivation.IT’S A LACK OF PROPER NUTRITION! Ladies, listenContinue reading “lifting weights and NOT seeing results?”

5 minute quickie movement for you!

Got 5 minutes? Sure you do! You are here on the net after all! Save this quickie movement series and be share to share with a friend. You can do this anywhere and all it will take is 5 minutes! You will feel SO GOOD after this, I promise! Remember, something is always better thanContinue reading “5 minute quickie movement for you!”

optimize your #metabolism

To optimize your metabolism, you FOOD NEEDS TO BE A PRIORITY. You need to eat the right kinds of foods and eat enough of those foods Tip #1: Eat plenty of healthy fats. Healthy fats like avocados, nuts and seeds, along with wild, fatty fish are great to boost metabolism. My favorite “gasoline” is medium-chain triglycerides or MCT oil, which is found inContinue reading “optimize your #metabolism”

i received this DM the other day….

I received this DM the other day: “Lee-Ann, I’m not sure what’s going on. Despite all of my best efforts, in the last year, it’s become a lot easier to gain a few pounds than to lose them and I don’t know what to do!”Yep, it’s no secret that with age, comes change. Metabolism slowContinue reading “i received this DM the other day….”

choice, chance or change?

The year was 2015. This picture was taken at the Planet Fitness in Rochester, MN. I was in town for my first consult at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota because my Honolulu based GI wanted to send me to the BEST gastroenterology and GI surgery hospital in the nation when after 10 years ofContinue reading “choice, chance or change?”

do i love to workout?

People assume that since I am the #honolulupersonaltrainer, that I LOVE to workout. And yes, that is somewhat true, but TBH, I don’t love to workout all of the time. In fact, I probably don’t want to workout more times than I’d care to admit. BUT, I know that moving my body makes me feelContinue reading “do i love to workout?”

spinning your wheels for #weightloss?

I received this text yesterday: “I feel like I’m spinning my wheels the last 5 years trying to lose these 15lb pounds.” This is totally common. I hear this from frustrated ladies who come to work with me because they believe that if they can just lose this weight or weigh this number, the starsContinue reading “spinning your wheels for #weightloss?”

mornings are hectic.

Mornings are hectic. I get it. Over 20 years of working with busy ladies with all sorts of demands (work, chores, kiddos, self-care), I’ve discovered that establishing a solid and simple #mindful morning routine is KEY in creating a solid wellness foundation. My 4 simple steps to an easy morning routine is the FIRST thingContinue reading “mornings are hectic.”

what’s the best #supplements for #weightloss?

As THE Honolulu Personal Trainer was asked this the other day: “What’s the best supplements for weight loss?” And it triggered my UH Manoa college years; memories of practically ODing on #ephedra; Proud of being dizzy from hunger and too much #dietfuel Confident that my stomach growls and burps of herbal disgustingness were experienced asContinue reading “what’s the best #supplements for #weightloss?”